Teen arrested in spray painting of slurs on signs, mail boxes


A Crownsville youth suspected of spray painting racial slurs and swastikas on street signs and mail boxes in The Downs was arrested by county police Friday night, officials said.

The 15-year-old youth was charged as a juvenile and released to his parents, police said. The vandalism occurred in the area of Sherwood Forest Road and Coachway and first was reported to police around 3:30 a.m. Friday, said police spokesman Officer Randy Bell.

Police went to the area about 9:30 a.m. after residents discovered other acts of vandalism, Officer Bell said.

Officer Brian Daniels arrested the boy after an investigation indicated he was a suspect, police said.

Severna Park bank robbed by gunman

A man armed with a handgun robbed the Severna Park branch of the Maryland National Bank Friday evening of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

The man walked into the bank in the 400 block of Jumpers Hole Road shortly before 6:30 p.m. and demanded money from the teller. The teller gave him the money and the man ran out of the bank, police said.

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